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Job Title: Laundry Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Roseburg, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/16/2018
Expire Date: 10/15/2018
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Job Description
Laundry Worker
Roseburg is centrally located in Southwestern Oregon and you will find an excellent quality of life in a family-oriented community. With the Cascade Mountains to the east, and the beautiful coastline to the west, activities abound for outdoor enthusiast. For more information on the Roseburg Area, please visit the following links: http://www.roseburgareachamber.org http://www.visitroseburg.com http://www.visitroseburg.com/video/landUmpqua.php.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

This position is located in the Textile Care Processing Facility (TCPF) of Facilities Management Service and contributes in the processing and distribution of linen for Patient care areas within the Medical Center.

The incumbent is responsible for stocking textile delivery carts for the Roseburg VA Medical Center in accordance with established quotas or textile request sheets approved by his/her supervisor. Rotation of textile stock must be maintained to keep textiles circulating and fresh in both the TCPF and on shelves located in using areas. He/she will assist in loading and unloading the textile delivery truck. Manually pushes heavy carts from distribution points at Buildings 1 and 2 to the various patient care areas and back to distribution points. Incumbent stocks shelves in clinical areas according to established quotes keeping accurate records of textiles by type and weight. Prepares and submits daily itemized reports of all items dispatched. Ensures an aseptic handling of all clean textiles while transporting and distributing.

Incumbent monitors usage rates of individual using areas and reports to the Supervisor necessary deviation from established quotas for review and adjustment. Plans storage space, rotates stock, identifies and routes special items such as : over-sized pajamas, orthopedic items, rags, etc. Works closely with the Supervisor regarding items needed to ensure an even workflow. Reports any items to the Textile Care Supervisor that stock levels appear to be below established requirements. The employee must be capable of preparing and operating equipment such as the flatwork ironer, spreader-feeder, folder-cross folder, uniform steam cabinet for finishing operations on uniforms and patients personal clothing; and the small piece folder for folding small textile items. He/she also uses a scale in both the clean and soiled areas and the hydraulic lift to classify and store textiles on the overhead monorail system in the washroom.

Incumbent is responsible for cleaning work areas at the close of the shift to promote good housekeeping and maintain proper infection control procedures to ensure quality of processed textiles. He/she is responsible for the cleanliness of the Roseburg Textile Distribution Carts, both inside and out, to ensure aseptically clean textiles. Adheres to all safety regulations and remains alert for potential safety hazards, reporting those to the Supervisor. Uses proper body mechanics when pushing carts or lifting heavy items.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#:Laundry Worker/30139-A

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/05/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the job of a laundry worker without more than normal supervision.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

  1. Work Practices
  2. Operation of Laundry Equipment
  3. Technical Practices
  4. Dexterity and Safety
  5. Knowledge of Materials

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Frequently lifts wet or dry textile loads of 24-40 pounds and occasionally in excess of 50 pounds. Incumbent is subject to continuous and repetitive standing, walking,
bending, stooping, stretching, pushing, lifting, and etc.

Working Conditions: Incumbent may be exposed to high temperatures in the summer months and cold drafty conditions during the winter months. He/she will be exposed to extremely noisy
conditions due to running machinery in the laundry and disagreeable odors from soiled and contaminated linens and chemicals used in processing linens. He/she will be exposed to minor bumps and bruises caused by carts, machinery, and must take care to keep hands and feet free from tight spaces and moving machinery. Will occasionally be required to be outside when delivering textiles.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • DD-214
  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

This position is located in the Textile Care Processing Facility (TCPF) of Facilities Management Service and contributes in the processing and distribution of linen for Patient care areas within the Medical Center.

The incumbent is responsible for stocking textile delivery carts for the Roseburg VA Medical Center in accordance with established quotas or textile request sheets approved by his/her supervisor. Rotation of textile stock must be maintained to keep textiles circulating and fresh in both the TCPF and on shelves located in using areas. He/she will assist in loading and unloading the textile delivery truck. Manually pushes heavy carts from distribution points at Buildings 1 and 2 to the various patient care areas and back to distribution points. Incumbent stocks shelves in clinical areas according to established quotes keeping accurate records of textiles by type and weight. Prepares and submits daily itemized reports of all items dispatched. Ensures an aseptic handling of all clean textiles while transporting and distributing.

Incumbent monitors usage rates of individual using areas and reports to the Supervisor necessary deviation from established quotas for review and adjustment. Plans storage space, rotates stock, identifies and routes special items such as : over-sized pajamas, orthopedic items, rags, etc. Works closely with the Supervisor regarding items needed to ensure an even workflow. Reports any items to the Textile Care Supervisor that stock levels appear to be below established requirements. The employee must be capable of preparing and operating equipment such as the flatwork ironer, spreader-feeder, folder-cross folder, uniform steam cabinet for finishing operations on uniforms and patients personal clothing; and the small piece folder for folding small textile items. He/she also uses a scale in both the clean and soiled areas and the hydraulic lift to classify and store textiles on the overhead monorail system in the washroom.

Incumbent is responsible for cleaning work areas at the close of the shift to promote good housekeeping and maintain proper infection control procedures to ensure quality of processed textiles. He/she is responsible for the cleanliness of the Roseburg Textile Distribution Carts, both inside and out, to ensure aseptically clean textiles. Adheres to all safety regulations and remains alert for potential safety hazards, reporting those to the Supervisor. Uses proper body mechanics when pushing carts or lifting heavy items.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#:Laundry Worker/30139-A

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/05/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the job of a laundry worker without more than normal supervision.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

  1. Work Practices
  2. Operation of Laundry Equipment
  3. Technical Practices
  4. Dexterity and Safety
  5. Knowledge of Materials

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Frequently lifts wet or dry textile loads of 24-40 pounds and occasionally in excess of 50 pounds. Incumbent is subject to continuous and repetitive standing, walking,
bending, stooping, stretching, pushing, lifting, and etc.

Working Conditions: Incumbent may be exposed to high temperatures in the summer months and cold drafty conditions during the winter months. He/she will be exposed to extremely noisy
conditions due to running machinery in the laundry and disagreeable odors from soiled and contaminated linens and chemicals used in processing linens. He/she will be exposed to minor bumps and bruises caused by carts, machinery, and must take care to keep hands and feet free from tight spaces and moving machinery. Will occasionally be required to be outside when delivering textiles.
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